Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz is one of the five Wittgenstein Centre directors. She holds a doctorate in mathematical economics from the Vienna University of Technology, as well as a second doctorate (Habilitation) in population economics and applied econometrics from the same University. She is professor at the Institute of Statistics and Mathematical Methods in Economics at the TU Wien and director at the Vienna Institute of Demography (the biggest pillar of the Wittgenstein Centre) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

She is working in the field of the economics of population and individual ageing, long run economic growth, agent based models and environmental economics. She has published numerous articles in refereed scientific journals and edited special issues of economic and demographic journals.

Areas of Expertise

  • Long-run population and economic development
  • Macroeconomic consequences of an ageing population
  • Population ageing, economic productivity, and the labour market
  • Agent- based computational models and social interaction

Research Areas

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Affiliation: IIASA, VID/ÖAW
E-Mail: afp(at)econ.tuwien.ac.at
Phone: +43 2236 807 289 (IIASA), +43 1 51581-7702 (ÖAW)

The Wittgenstein Centre aspires to be a world leader in the advancement of demographic methods and their application to the analysis of human capital and population dynamics. In assessing the effects of these forces on long-term human well-being, we combine scientific excellence in a multidisciplinary context with relevance to a global audience. It is a collaboration among the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the University of Vienna.